verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- fermat's last theorem,
- fermat's principle,
- fermat's theorem,
- fermat, pierre de,
- fermentation alcohol,
- fermentation lock,
Origin of ferment
Examples from the Web for ferment
“Biofuel” can be made out of anything that will ferment or rot, including digestive system waste products.The Federal Government Has Violated My Right to Chainsaw|P. J. O’Rourke|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ferment isn't imminent, but the conditions for it are ripe, said the group in a new report out this week.
In this time of ferment, Suliman found some support from inside her family.
The juice bubbles and gives off heat as it begins to ferment.
All this ferment and froth did not spell reasoned conviction.Far to Seek|Maud Diver
Tie a piece of cheese-cloth over the top of jug and stand it in a warm kitchen about one week, until it begins to ferment.
They do not, however, keep more than twelve hours after picking, and then begin to ferment and taste like beer.The Khedive's Country|George Manville Fenn
Sometimes it is laid aside to ferment and then frozen and eaten in this condition.Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territory|Lucien Turner
Let the whole be now put into a cask to ferment, and add a pound and a half of loaf sugar to each gallon.
Word Origin for ferment
late 14c., from Old French fermenter (13c.) and directly from Latin fermentare "to leaven, ferment," from fermentum "substance causing fermentation, leaven," from root of fervere "to boil, seethe" (see brew). Figurative use from 1650s. Related: Fermented; fermenting.
early 15c., from Middle French ferment, from Latin fermentum (see ferment (v.)). Figurative sense of "anger, passion" is from 1670s.